Running out of space...

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  1. Nickanoff

    Nickanoff New Member

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    But not on the small partition. I usually delete the apps which I never use to keep a constant 3 gigs on my iPod free (just in case i want to sync more music etc) but for some reason my "Other" section on my iPod touch is reading 3.62 gigs. I am jailbroken, so i can access my filesystem if I have to. Any idea on what might be holding this space and where in the filesystem it is located?

    EDIT: SOLVED!!!
    culprit: Rock
    solution: Remove rock and REBOOT!
    lesson(s) learned: need to reboot
    Life is awesome.
  2. Chicken

    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    Are you using rock?
  3. Nickanoff

    Nickanoff New Member

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    nope, cydia
    ------------------double post merged------------------
    I've just transferred purchases to my iTunes (haven't done this in a while) and the Other category gained 100mb... what is this.
  4. MuckYu

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    1) You downloaded s.th. to your ipod that takes this space
    2) your trash in ifile is activated/full
    3) i had this one time: apps are fail synched and take the 'Other' section
    itunes then wants to synch these apps again and you have the same app 2 times

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  5. Nickanoff

    Nickanoff New Member

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    and how would i fix any of these issues...

    Edit: deleted the whole rock folder (RYP) still no luck..

    Edit2: it seems that every time I sync my ipod it gains a few more MBs in the Other category..

    Edit3: Is restoring an option? I'm on 3.1.2... can i restore to 3.1.2? or will it upgrade automatically...

    Edit4: #3 in previous post seems to be the problem, while syncing it briefly shown "Syncing applications" then the Other section got boosted by a few megs.. How can I reverse this?
  6. MuckYu

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    maybe try deleting all apps via synch. and then look if you still have those apps ^^
  7. Best Name Ever

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    you can restore. shift + click restore will allow you to choose the firmware your ipod will restore to. you need the firmware file for this to work though
  8. Nickanoff

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    Allright, so the problem isn't with iTunes... my applications folder in the filesystem is now empty (i deleted it) and the green bar with apps is now also empty, but the Other category is as full as it was earlier. This might be one particular file than i need to find - is there a jailbroken app which could let me sort the files from the biggest to the smallest?

    Edit: This is absolutely retarded.. while i was removing fontswap from cydia (while it was refreshing after the uninstall) the "Other" bar on itunes jumped from 3.99GB to 4.38GB. What the hell is this... Once again, any help on how i can find large files in the filesystem would be appreciated
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    So it was Rock, that's good that you fixed it.
  10. cordyceps

    cordyceps New Member

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    If this was a situation were you wanted to find where the large file was you can ssh to the phone/ipod and using terminal query using the following command

    find / -size +500000000c -exec ls -l {} \;

    this will list files over 500mb, you can adjust the number of course

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